Title: Wake Up, Generation
Author: Paige Omartian
Publisher: Harvest House
Published: August 1, 2012
After a life-threatening battle with cancer at 10, Paige Omartian was compelled to live her life the way God wanted, even if it means she goes into a risky career. Now, with a new appreciation for life, she is compelled to show other young people how precious their lives are and how important they are to God. This is her calling, now it’s time to find yours.
Apathy has become a growing epidemic an has caused many people to sleepwalk through life. They don’t realize that their dreams, mission, and identity are at stake. If you want to be one of the few who want to live their to the fullest and fulfill their ultimate calling, then join Paige Omartian as she shows you why coasting through life can be more dangerous then following your calling.
Follow Paige as she explores the apathy that has taken root in our young people’s minds. She also tells stories from friends and influential people. Stories that are both good and bad and really make you think about what you want. This generation has been asleep for way too long and if your still breathing then there’s a reason you’re still here. You just have to let God lead to that reason.
Do these question scare you? What is my purpose? Who was I created to be? What can I possibly do to make a difference in this world? What does God want me to do? Why should I do anything? Do you want to live your life outside the complacency that too many people have? If so read this book and break the chain of apathy that has taken hold.
I heard Paige’s story a few years ago and was amazed. A little girl and her life-threatening fight with cancer. Now she’s back and this energetic and inspiring 21 year old is determined to show teens and young adults that their life is worth more than what we’ve been led to believe and chosen to believe all these years and she did it well. The Lord is going to do great things through this young woman.
Normally when you read books like this, the author is usually in their late thirties early forties minimum and I think that this book and the subject matter came great from someone IN the projected audience. Because she’s a young adult too, she knows how we think and what we want out of life and that makes this book great. This book was well written and absolutely perfect for any person under the age of 25. It truly inspired you to do it God’s way even if it’s risky and unconventional.
I think my favorite part of this book was the conglomeration of stories, including Paige’s. I loved each story whether it was sad, anger inducing, or joyfully inspiring. I also loved how the stories were set up. They reinforced the point she was trying to driving home and it made me want to live my life God’s way more than if she hasn’t put in the stories. I loved the stories and what they did for the book.
This book really makes you think and question whether or not you’re living your life and whether you’re following God’s plan for it. I think this is the perfect book for teens and people up to 25. This book inspires teens to turn to God and follow His plan. I think that’s something everyone especially a younger person who doesn’t know what they want to do or be.
Paige Omartian may not be older and may not have a ton of experience but he knows how to reach the young generation and teach them how to be who they were meant to be. I don’t know whether this author intends to write more anytime soon but if she does sign me up because she knows how to communicate with young adults because she is one.
Overall, this is an amazing book for teens and young adults who want a new outlook on life and how to live it. This book is perfect for teens and adults. I highly recommend this one. I give this book a four out of five.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.*